Former HP CEO Mark Hurd Might Join Oracle - The UpStream

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd Might Join Oracle

posted Sunday Sep 5, 2010 by Nicholas DiMeo

Former HP CEO Mark Hurd Might Join Oracle

Remember HP CEO Mark Hurd? We talked about his forced "resignation" a couple weeks ago after HP found out he was involved with a female contractor in more than just computer sales. (Guess that means they were having printer-talk?) We learned this week from the Wall Street Journal that Hurd is talking to Oracle, the world's largest enterprise software company. Hurd apparently knows Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison quite well and Ellison was one of the first to bash HP when they let Hurd go. The report says Ellison will remain CEO of Oracle, but the roles of Oracle's two co-presidents, Safra Catz and Charles Phillips, could be affected if Hurd were to come aboard. Oracle just recently purchased Sun Microsystems, so this puts them in direct competition with HP.

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